My property is low risk, do I need to worry?

Congratulations to you on having a FireSmart property. We encourage you to keep up the good work throughout the year!

That being said, FireSmart diligence is a year-round activity and even a low-risk property can become high risk once leaves or needles drop from trees.

Windstorms and tree shedding can create pockets of debris in corners and areas of your home that can become major hazards in a wildfire event. Embers from large fires can travel great distances and start fires miles away, so even the most prepared people can still be affected by a fire.

Have a truck? Or a saw? You could reduce your own risk by helping your neighbours. Offer to take away branches, leaves and yard debris for a neighbour in need of some help.

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1. My property is considered at a high risk for a wildfire based on my assessment. What should I do?
2. I've heard I can earn a $500 rebate. What are the program requirements?
3. The cost to make my property safer is much more than I can afford. What can I do?
4. My property is low risk, do I need to worry?
5. I have combustible roof and deck materials and won’t be able to make those changes for a longer time. What can I do to reduce my risk?
6. What can I do to make a difference to the wildfire risk in my surrounding community?
7. What would you do with my assessment score and information about my property?
8. Where can I get more information about FireSmart?